[ US /fɝˈɡɪv, fɔɹˈɡɪv/ ]
[ UK /fəɡˈɪv/ ]
  1. stop blaming or grant forgiveness
    She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday
    I forgave him his infidelity
  2. absolve from payment
    I forgive you your debt
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How To Use forgive In A Sentence

  • `Your own position, if you'll forgive my bluntness, could be a great deal unhappier than mine if he isn't stopped quickly. PROSECUTOR
  • He made the declarations while responding to reporters' questions on the bilateral debt forgiveness agreement during yesterday's post-Cabinet news conference at Whitehall.
  • Mar–Oct; £8.50 per person per night plus £3 YHA membership fee per person per night or £14.35 per year; 07747 174293If it weren't for the fact that Latin is a long-dead language, you could be forgiven for thinking that the phrase multum in parvo much in little was coined specifically with The Buzzards in mind. The 10 best secluded campsites
  • The author went from from a condemning avengeful God to a milch toast, permissive parent who forgives all offenses AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed
  • We often forgive those who bore us, but we do not forgive those we bore. Francois de La Rochefoucauld 
  • Theologian Keri Harvey writes, “Legalism is to seek to achieve forgiveness from God and ac ceptance by God through my obedience to God.” God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu …
  • My family has not forgiven me yet, but perhaps if I make these, that will smooth things over! why so much baking soda? browning effect? because there's not that much molasses (acid). and it's only 4 cups flour. somebody enlighten me! oh and for your molasses question - depends if you want the stronger molasses flavor. robust is probably what is more commonly referred to as blackstrap molasses. the light stuff I think tastes too light for something like a ginger cookie, I think. and given there's only 1/2C of molasses in this recipe to go along with 2 C of regular sugar, I'd def say go for the robust. Jeremy Zawodny's linkblog
  • I was too proud to follow him and beg forgiveness.
  • In other words, forgiveness is for real sin, not for foibles, mistakes, excusable blunders, and things we can't help.
  • Despite his eventual betrayal of me-for which I have forgiven him-Hu was a superb implementer and an outstanding public servant.
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